No one can deny that the kitchen is one of the essential parts of a home. The hub. The epicenter, depending on how much you enjoy cooking. Often, it is a place where everyone in the family gathers to enjoy their meals. Renovating a kitchen is not a piece of cake. Be Happy Property Services wants to make this as easy as possible and we’ve taken the time to put together a list of eight simple ideas that can help anyone upgrade their kitchen.
Keep reading to learn more!
Repaint the Walls
No matter what room of the house you are renovating or remodeling, one of the first things you should consider changing is the paint on the walls. Walls cover the most landscape inside a room, and can instantly change up the appearance of a room.
Repainting the walls is a comparatively cheap upgrade that has a very noticeable impact on the decor. Select a modern and vibrant color pallet and repaint the walls.
Though shades of white have been predominant when it comes to tones inside the kitchen, however, this year the trend is changing, and we are seeing a lot more shades being used. A common, yet easy and fun theme, is going for a vibrant color on one wall, while the others remain in a neutral color.
Upgrade the Cupboards
If you are remodeling the kitchen, you have to upgrade the cabinets. Like the walls, the cabinets also cover an important part of the kitchen’s landscape, and improving them can have a more visible effect. If you are on a budget, simply repainting the cupboard in color the accentuates the tone of walls is a good idea.
On the other hand, if you can afford it, you should go for some modern cupboards with glass doors. Metallic cupboards made from aluminum are also crisp and modern, and they can add a relatively sleek look to your kitchen.
The cupboards are also your primary storage solution in the kitchen, and if you are buying any new appliances or dishes, you may need to expand the storage space in the cupboards as well. This can be achieved by making shelves inside the cupboards. You can also add larger cabinets, and build a center island, which will increase both storage and working space.
Add New Countertops
The next thing you should consider upgrading is the countertops. Most kitchens have wooden, marble, or metallic countertops. However, for a stylish and lavish look, stone countertops made of granite are the best option. They have an exceptional appearance, and they can spice up the overall decor of any kitchen.
If you are aiming for a restaurant kitchen look, metallic countertops are quite suitable. Metallic and granite countertops can be quite expensive, but if you are on a budget, you can get vinyl covers that make wooden countertops look like they are made from stone.
Add a Backsplash
The part of the walls behind the sink is bound to get some splatter on it, which can lead to watermarks. When you are preparing food on the stove or prepping it on the counter, the walls over the counter can get dirty because of spilled and splattered food.
Modern kitchens add a backsplash on walls. Some people use the same granite they chose to use for the countertops, while others, who want more versatility, opt for tiles. Both applications look great and serve the purpose of keeping the walls over the countertop and sink clean.
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Upgrade the Lighting
Lighting is an essential part of any room, decor, and design. Bad light can make even the most elegantly designed and decorated rooms look boring and dull. Add some modern and exciting lighting features to the kitchen to amplify its decor.
Consider adding some under cabinet lighting. These lights won’t only show off your elegant countertops and backsplash, but they will also be quite useful and preparing meals. Refrain from using overhead LEDs or fluorescent lights. Instead, think about wall sconces to light up the kitchen.
While we are on the topic of lighting, try to think about creating a balance between natural and artificial light. Make sure that there is a decent flow of natural light during the day; this can cause the kitchen to look bigger and more open.
Buy Some New Appliances
The renovation of your kitchen isn’t complete until you add some modern appliances to it. Renovating a kitchen isn’t just about the visual appeal. A renovated kitchen should also be more functional and more comfortable to use. Adding new appliances is a great way to increase both the decor and the practicality of the kitchen.
Add Some Open Shelving
Open shelving is an increasingly prominent element that is featured in modern luxury kitchens. Not only do open shelves increase your storage, but they are also easier to access than cupboards, and you can use them to display your elegant dinner sets and other utensils as a part of the decor. Let Be Happy Property Services create some vertical open shelves to maximize the storage and functionality of your kitchen.
Consider an Open Floor Plan
According to various interior design experts, an open floor plan is the most critical requirement of a luxury home. For a kitchen, you can create an open floor effect by taking down the wall in the middle of the kitchen and the living room.
Renovating your kitchen is a hefty task, and for people who don’t know much about interior design, it can be even more daunting. However, if you follow the ideas in this post, you can easily add elegance to your kitchen and improve its performance as well.
We hope that you find this post helpful and you look to Be Happy Property Services to assist you in your remodeling and home improvement projects. We are a full-service handyman and maintenance company. Responsive and reliable, providing services when you need them!
Contact us today for a free estimate. We are Alaskan owned and licensed, bonded, and insured. Be Happy Property Services 907-336-7434.
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